Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Australian Made Power Tools and Overseas Tools available in Australia

A look at early Power Tools made by Australian-based companies with some imported items as well.

Australia had a number of manufacturer's of portable powered hand tools, going back to the beginning of portable tool manufacture.
The HTPAA has made a collection of these tools to preserve some examples for the historic record. many have come from member and we thank members and others who have made donations.
The majority of these tools are designed for approximately 240 Volts A/C 50 cycle power sources. A few can be used with both A/C and D/C power sources and rarely we find one made for 12 Volt power, both A/C & D/C.

Other tools and makers to follow when photography completed.

Electrical Tool Makers of the examples tools shown include:

Bentley, Black & Decker, Desoutter, ELECTRIX, HOLZ-HER, Jamec, K.B.C, LESTO, LIGHTBURN, Metabo, Millers Falls, Sher<, SKILL SHER, Sidchrome, Stanley and Wolf.

Electrical Power Tools

Pneumatic Power Tools

Some examples of pneumatic power tools operating on compressed air.

Hydraulic Power Tools

Here are examples of a large range of hydraulic tools used in Government, emergency services, construction, marine, tree trimming etc.



The majority of these tools pictured are from the HTPAA Australian and General Tool Collections, with additional pictures supplied by members.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these makers or any other Australian makers.


Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 21st May 2023 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St. Anthony's School Hall, 164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, Melway Ref. 68 F4. For more information see the Tool Market page.